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Offline Mike

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Honeysuckle
« on: January 19, 2016, 03:26:25 PM »
This is early for Honeysuckle but its located in the warmest part of the yard. I have three plants, the
oldest doesn't have much leaves.



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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 09:38:57 PM »
i transplanted a honeysuckle over to a sunny corner of our yard in april 2015.  it was in full bloom when i had to take it out due to pipe work in our yard.  it did bounce back in it's new home and flowered in the summer.  it continued to flower until earlier this month when it finally decided to be winter here in the carolinas.  i am hoping it will fill out and re-flower once it warms up again.

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 03:42:50 AM »
That's a nice looking bloom.  It's been an unusually warm winter here in southeast Texas, so there are a variety of plants blooming early here, too.
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 11:31:00 AM »
That's beautiful!  We have one honeysuckle in our yard, but I'd like to plant some more because our first honeybee nuc is coming on May 14 (yay)!  :)
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 10:33:14 PM »
ok.  took this one today.  the honeysuckle is trying hard to make a comeback.  i have it growing on an old metal pipe swing frame that i strung with chicken wire.  so far so good.

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 07:47:48 PM »
just an update.  the honeysuckle is liking it's new home and had really started to climb. 
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 05:13:35 AM »
That looks good Woodchip.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2016, 09:15:28 PM »
my honeysuckle really took off this summer and is pretty much covering the whole frame. i was sort of surprised about this considering how hot it was and how little rain we had over the summer/fall.  up until the hard freezes of this past week it was still looking pretty good.  the cold during the last few nights seems to really shut it down though.  i think it is done for the season now.   hopefully next year it will come back just as strong.

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 10:52:29 AM »
Will honeysuckle harm the wood fence surrounding my back yard? Have wanted to plant some to attract bees----no really good site for it,except against the fence.

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 03:07:49 PM »
If it is anything like the honeysuckle we have it will weigh down the fence. Ours grows on a section of cattle panel an we burn it off every few years to reduce the size.  It is due to be burned again. Oh they smell so good when blooming. 
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 04:28:20 PM »
Guess I had better not put it on a wood fence then. My mother had some on the fence way back in her backyard but that section of fence was chain link. She always cut it so it would never get on the wood portions (3 sides), so that is why I wondered if it was ok. I sure miss the sweet smell.